To what extent does this distribution of graduates by ethnicity and gender represent the demographics of the United States as a whole? That is, which demographics are underrepresented among graduates in architecture and related fields? This final chart shows graduates by ethnicity and gender across the various degree levels, with a dotted reference line showing the percent of each ethnic demographic in the U.S. population.
This chart shows that at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels, Hispanic and Black men and women are underrepresented among architecture graduates since they comprise a smaller percent of architecture graduates than their percent in the U.S. population (with the exception of Hispanic men at the bachelor’s level). Women are often underrepresented as well, although white women are represented in a greater percentage among architecture doctoral degree earners than in the U.S. population overall; and Asian women are more represented among architecture degree earners at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels.
By toggling through majors under ‘Filter by Graduate,’ you can see how architecture compares with architecture-related fields and all majors at these institutions. You can also look at graduates from a subset of institutions by exploring the ‘Filter by Institution’ settings. For example, by selecting ‘architecture’ as a major and focusing just on private institutions, you can see that there were very few white men completing doctoral degrees in architecture at private institutions in 2012-13, as compared with their numbers in the overall U.S. population.
These trends may look different if we include data from multiple years, so in future visualizations, we will expand the data included in order to share a fuller picture.